1,410 packs of contraband cigarettes seized in Lahad Datu



The Lahad Datu Marine Operations Force confiscated 1,410 packets of smuggled cigarettes, believed to be from Indonesia, valued at RM13,490, from a boat in Kampung Puyut yesterday.

Sabah Region 4 commander Mohamad Pajeri Ali said the seizure was made by a Marine Operations Force team during a raid at a floating house in the village at about 6.20am.

"Realising the presence of the Marine Operations Force, a male suspect fled, and following a search in the area, the team found a boat where the cigarettes of various brands were found,” he said in a statement here today.

He said among the cigarette brands were Premium International, Menara Dunia, A Satu Merah, A Satu Hijau, LA Hijau and Minna International.

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